Guidance for parish and town councils and local communities to prepare a neighbourhood development plan for their area, which can set out specific planning policies.
Under revised neighbourhood planning regulations which came into force in October 2016, where an application for the designation of a neighbourhood area is from a parish or town council and is for the whole of the parish or town council area, publicity on the application is not required. The neighbourhood area is approved once the content of the application has been checked to ensure it is a valid application.
Latest applications received
Kirkburton Parish Council has applied to Kirklees Council to have a Neighbourhood Area designated under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 to enable them to undertake a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The area applied for does not cover the whole of the Civil Parish. The area proposed is for the designation of Lepton neighbourhood area (Lepton ward and part of Lepton and Upper Whitley ward of Kirburton Parish Council).
Comments on the application and map area are invited from Friday 22nd June 2018 to be received by 5pm 3rd August 2018.
Comments can be made:
- On the council's on-line planning portal: www.kirklees.gov.uk/consultplanningpolicy. If you have any problems accessing the system please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- In writing to Planning Policy Group, Kirklees Council, PO Box B93, Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, HD1 2JR
- By email to email@example.com
Approved neighbourhood areas and forums
|Neighbourhood area||Applicant||Date of approval||Coverage|
|Newsome||Newsome Ward Community Forum||12th August 2014||Newsome area map|
|Holme Valley||Holme Valley Parish Council||27 January 2015
Kirklees Council Cabinet
13 February 2015
Peak District National Park Authority
|Holme Valley area map|
|Kirkheaton||Kirkburton Parish Council||8 March 2016||Kirkheaton area map|
|Mirfield||Mirfield Town Council||19 December 2016||Mirfield neighbourhood area|
|Neighbourhood forum||Applicant||Date of approval|
|Newsome Ward Community Forum||Newsome Ward Community Forum||12th August 2014|
The elements of neighbourhood planning are Neighbourhood Development Plans, Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders.
Neighbourhood planning areas within Kirklees 2017
In accordance with the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive 2001/42/EC, the council has determined if the draft Newsome Neighbourhood Development Plan is likely to have significant environmental effects and therefore require a strategic environmental assessment (SEA). The determination letter is set out below.
The determination letter can also be viewed at Huddersfield Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2YZ(Mon,Tues,Wed,Fri 9AM - 5PM, Thurs 10AM to 5PM)
Neighbourhood development plans
Allow the local community to create a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in a neighbourhood, for example, where new homes and business can be built and what they should look like.
They can be general or more detailed, depending on what is important to the local community. However, they must be in conformity with the strategic policies in the Local Plan and should not be used to promote a lower level of development.
Key stages and getting started
Neighbourhood development orders
Can grant planning permission for specified developments in a neighbourhood area, for example, certain types of household extensions, shop fronts, 'green energy' proposals.
Where there is a neighbourhood development order in place there would be no need to apply to the council for planning permission for the development it covers.
Community right to build
Allows local communities to undertake small-scale, site-specific, community-led developments. Homes, shops, businesses or community facilities could be built without going through the normal planning application process.